Head 2 Head Comparison – 2018 Honda HR-V vs. Mazda CX-3 | Fort Smith, AR
SUVs and crossovers are dominating the automotive market. With dozens of models on the market, finding the perfect one for your lifestyle can be a challenge. The 2018 HondaHR-V and 2018 MazdaCX-3 are two strong competitors in the segment, offering exceptional interior space, modern technology, and up-to-date safety features to help give you peace of mind on any adventure. But which model stands out?
Interior space is one of the important aspects to consider when purchasing an SUV. The HR-V and CX-3 both offer two rows of seating with 60/40-split rear folding seats so you can customize your seating and cargo space. However, the HR-V comes out ahead with a total of 58.8 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded, compared to the CX-3’s 44.5 cubic feet. Even with the rear seats up — seating five passengers — the HR-V offers more than double the cargo capacity of the CX-3.
As SUVs competing in the modern segment, both the Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3 are well equipped with the latest technology features. At the base trim, the CX-3 has the advantage with two additional speakers on its standard sound system. However, the HR-V’s audio catches up on its second trim with a total of six speakers, a 7-inch high-resolution display screen, and two USB audio interface points. On the range-topping HR-V trim, the infotainment system comes with SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, HD Radio™, and a voice-recognition navigation system.
The introduction of modern technology has brought with it significant improvement in vehicle safety. New driver-assist features give you a second set of eyes behind the wheel. The HR-V stands out in this category when side-by-side with the CX-3’s lack of driver-assist features. Equipped with Brake Assist and Vehicle Stability Assist™ with Traction Control on every trim, the Honda HR-V is ready for anything. The HR-V also puts a strong focus on hands-free technology — including Bluetooth® streaming, SMS messaging, and voice recognition — so you can stay connected with your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
With a larger interior, its advanced tech, and driver-assist features integrated at every trim, there’s no doubt the Honda HR-V is the winner in this duel. Visit us at Floyd Traylor Honda to learn more about the 2018 Honda HR-V.